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International meet on ‘stem cells’ at Chennai on October 24 Staff Reporter

An international meeting on ‘stem cells’ would be held at Chennai on October 24 in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Nichi-In-Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), an Indo-Japan joint venture institute.

World renowned stem cell scientist Dr Yokio Nakamura, Director of Riken Bio-Resources Centre, Japan, would talk on ’creation of cell lines’ and future development potentials of induced pluripotent stem cells, a release from NCRM said here on Monday.

Riken Bio-Resources Centre possesses world’s second largest cell line bank, it said.

The ‘Fujio cup’ quiz on stem cells and regenerative medicine would he beld for the fourth time this year, in which medical and biotech students from all over the country were expected to participate.

Scientists from various health institutions would present their works in the conference, it added.


- Courtesy The Hindu, 27th Aug 2009 issue.
*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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